Lenny Orlando Camacho


This Is What Life Is...


There are so many things I do
that I do not want to do
There are so many things I want to do
that I am not doing
there is little time left on my sand clock
I guess I can use it for regrets
and to think of possibilities that will never be
one last grain of sand
I could've done more
I should've had the courage to...
one last breath
it was a good life, but it could've been better
Death befalls me
the game board is placed before my eyes
I was just a pon
adopting behaviors they provoked
adopting their 'dreams' as mine
accepting blind fears as facts of the future
educated for failure
forced to betray and abandon myself
this is what life is and has been, I think, at least for most of us

Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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revelations of the conscious mind...

Comments about this poem (This Is What Life Is... by Lenny Orlando Camacho )

  • Veteran Poet - 1,196 Points Elena Sandu (10/24/2014 7:52:00 PM)

    Thank you for sharing, great poem revealing a painful trruth:
    adopting behaviors they provoked
    adopting their 'dreams' as mine
    accepting blind fears as facts of the future
    educated for failure
    forced to betray and abandon myself
    this is what life is and has been, I think, at least for most of us (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,965 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/24/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    This poem is all about the inertia of the human mind..nicely ye explained in a poetic form thank you and congrats for the selection as Poem of The Day from a Member and the poem deserved for (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,992 Points Frank Avon (10/24/2014 3:22:00 AM)

    Didn't you mean 'pawn' instead of 'pon'? I especially like these lines (and identify with them) :

    educated for failure
    forced to betray and abandon myself

    Aren't we all?

    But, to life, there's more:
    what we've been waiting for.
    What we anticipate
    we must co-create.
    This is what life is,
    and will be
    for all of us,
    for you and for me. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 379 Points Lenny Camacho (10/24/2014 8:09:00 AM)

    yes, I meant pawn, thanks for the observation

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (10/24/2014 2:05:00 AM)

    This is what I call poetry. The two other poems of the day, I read, have not evoked much in me but this, this captures the fruits of my subconscious. It's beautiful, honest and perfectly placed. The subject matter is one we all consider but not normally with this much clarity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Alistair Graham (10/24/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    Most of us
    most of the time
    live other people’s lives
    from within
    our own skin (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,742 Points Babatunde Aremu (10/24/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    Nice poem. We are sometimes between two divides, that's life (Report) Reply

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